Richard Wayne Jones, 75, of rural Claypool, (Beaver Dam Lake) passed Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at his residence.
Richard was born on Dec. 6, 1947 in Marion, to the late K. Wayne and Marilyn (Hodge) Jones. He was a graduate of Warren High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician on an aircraft carrier. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post #49 of Warsaw.
He was a tool and die maker around the Warsaw area. Richard was a dedicated father and grandfather. Golf was his passion, especially at Rozella, and he loved being outdoors.
He is survived by his sons Heath and wife Janell Jones of Mentone and Benjamin Jones and fiancé Fawn of Warsaw; grandchildren Jillian, Jacelyn, Katerina, and Loriana; sisters Janetta Blakely of Marion and Diana and Bill McBride of Bluffton; and a brother Phil and wife Pam Jones of Florida.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation hours will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at King Memorial Home, Mentone. The funeral service will take place following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The interment will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Jones Cemetery, Warren, next to his parents. Graveside military honors will be performed.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the American Legion Post #49.
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